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Belshaw Garners National Weekly Honor
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 09/19/2012
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DURHAM, N.C.-The awards continue to roll in for Duke University senior goalkeeper James Belshaw. In addition to being named the ACC Player of the Week and Duke student-athlete of the week, Belshaw recently was named the Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week after helping the Blue Devils to a pair of shutout victories last week.

Belshaw anchored the Duke defense in a pair of shutouts and iced the ACC victory over Clemson with a penalty kick goal. The Nottingham, England made seven saves overall in the two victories and pushed Duke's home win streak to three games.

In the first midweek game of the season, Belshaw helped anchor the Blue Devils' backline to its first shutout of the season with a 3-0 win over Georgia State. Belshaw made one save as Duke allowed the Panthers just one shot on goal.

Three days later in the ACC home opener for Duke, the senior captain was outstanding with six saves, including four in the second half, in a 2-0 victory over Clemson. Belshaw added a goal against the Tigers, converting a penalty kick in the second half.

Belshaw is 3-3-0 this season with a 0.84 goals against average and a .808 save percentage. He has one shutout to his name and has helped Duke to consecutive shutouts. He currently ranks third in the ACC in save percentage and fourth in the league in goals against average.

Duke continues its ACC schedule Friday night, Sept. 21, at Wake Forest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., at Spry Stadium.

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